Finding Probate Records That Aren’t Indexed

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on April 7, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Amy Johnson Crow shows you how to dive deeper in our rich U.S. Wills and Probates collection by using film strip navigation and page selection to more easily pinpoint un-indexed records that could include your ancestors. Tune in below:    

Explore the history of The Royal Female Orphanage, Beddington

Posted by Bryony Partridge on April 5, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections, Guest Bloggers, United Kingdom

The below is a guest post from Kath Shawcross, Borough Archivist & Local Studies Manager at the London Borough of Sutton about the Royal Female Orphanage List of Children, 1890-1913. To explore this collection, head to Ancestry.co.uk  The Royal Female Orphanage in Beddington, originally known as the ‘Asylum or House of Refuge for Orphans and other Deserted Girls of… Read more

8 Steps for Protecting Water-Damaged Photos

Posted by Maggie Mora on April 1, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

As April approaches and the rainy season begins, we’re sharing some tips on how to salvage water-damaged photos. At Storyhouse, we always encourage our clients to digitize all of their family memories and important documents before catastrophe strikes, but we know this isn’t always possible during sudden and unexpected bouts of inclement weather. Here is… Read more

History of St Lawrence Asylum records

Posted by Bryony Partridge on April 1, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

The below is a guest post from Sally Pocock, who together with Patricia Fawcett, created and provided the indexes for our new Cornwall Collections. This post gives some further context and background history on St. Lawrence’s Asylum, which may be particularly helpful for those searching the newly released Cornwall collections. St. Lawrence’s Asylum in Bodmin was opened… Read more

My family involvement in the Easter Rising 1916

Posted by Bryony Partridge on March 26, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Rhona Murray, Family Historian at Ancestry, shares her family’s story and their involvement in the Easter Rising 1916. My great grandfather was a hard man. John Poole, father to 13 children and husband to Bridget Gibson. He had been toughened by life experiences. Born in Dublin in 1896, he grew up in a tenement house… Read more

Researching Women in World War II

Posted by Jennifer Holik on March 25, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Wars are fought by men. Isn’t that what we are usually told? We have been so conditioned to look for records of men who participated that we often overlook the women who were involved. Many women participated in the war effort for World War II on the home front, taking jobs vacated by men who were… Read more

Be Our Next Ancestry Storyteller

Posted by Jessica Murray on March 23, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Share your Ancestry success story with the world! Have you discovered your ancestors unique history or unlocked a family legend using Ancestry or AncestryDNA? Tell us about it and you could be the star in our next Ancestry TV commercial!* You’ll find our video submission site here. Film your answers to the following questions about your experience… Read more

Tracing Your Jewish Roots with Jeremy Frankel and Victoria Fisch from JGS

Posted by Jessica Murray on March 18, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Jeremy Frankel and Victoria Fisch are active members in the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and in fact, both serve in leadership roles for their local chapters. We recently caught up with them to talk Jewish research, how they helped on a handful of past “Who Do You Think You Are?” episodes and how they… Read more

Do One Simple Thing To Save Your Favorite Heirloom

Posted by Denise May Levenick on March 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Whatever the age, condition, or value of your favorite family heirlooms, without a record of its past, your grand-dad’s pocket watch is just another family trinket. It’s a sad truth genealogists see far too often when it comes to family photos, documents, and memorabilia — without some documented history, our precious keepsakes are just “stuff.”… Read more

Ancestry Produkt-Update: Neue Stammbaumfarben

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in German. This post below is available in English and can be found here. Wir haben die Rückmeldungen unserer Kunden in den letzten Monaten sorgfältig aufgenommen und die… Read more